Sam, Andrew, and I (with some input from a few others) were talking about “deep” stuff the other day and I’ve decided to post about it a bit. We arrived at the conclusion that pain existed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:16 - “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing…”) and that pain/suffering is required in a relationship in order to grow (perhaps past a certain “line”). So pretty much, the main question is… what of pain/suffering in heaven?
According to Revelations (something, too lazy to look it up) and probably some other passages, there will no longer be any pain/suffering in heaven. What of relationships then? Do they become stagnant at that point and/or are these questions irrelevant since we can’t comprehend heaven and our lives there?
I think we also talked about the why there is suffering and if it is a direct consequence of sin. If so, why was there pain/suffering in Garden of Eden? Because of Lucifer’s sin? I guess this also brings up the question… were Adam & Eve sinless before eating the fruit? Or “merely” ignorant of their sins?
I’m not sure if I’m transcribing the ideas we talked about accurately or not… but hey, interesting nonetheless. =)